Seeing The Future You Want

Today, I’ve got another little visualization exercise to help you figure out what is important to you.  Try to do this with a little quiet, but if you can’t, OK.

Imagine that you in total control of your finances.  You wake up in the morning.  What does your life look like?  What does your room look like?  What do you do when you get up?  How does your day unfold?  Note the details and what is different from your current life.  Do you live in the same home?  Have you decorated or changed it?  Do you have the same job?  Same hobbies?  Do you spend your time doing the same things you do now?

You might want to take notes because it is easy to forget.  Focus on the things that you imagine differently in your financially free future, but also remember that some things money can’t change.  For example, I could have all the money in the world and it wouldn’t make my children any tidier, or make them get up more cheerfully.

Use this brainstorming to help identify things that are important to you, and we’ll use it as we move through this process.

For other activities to help you identify your goals and priorities, have a look at Dreaming!, Does Your Spending Match Your Values?, and Daydreaming.

 

About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.